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Green Dragon Overglaze Bottle

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« on: August 13, 2016, 10:33:14 pm »

All, here is a fun little bottle I picked up a few months ago.  Nothing particularly old, a but nicely painted collector bottle. 

Overglaze Green Dragon Porcelain Snuff Bottle:
A cylindrical overglaze enamel bottle depicting a single fierce green five clawed dragon chasing a iron red flaming pearl amongst red enamel flames.  Bottle is thinned walled, light weight, and appears to be formed by a slip poured mold process.  The black outline of the dragonís body scales has a heaped and piled application of translucent olive green overglaze that creates a three dimensional look and feel.  Eyes of the dragon green with center set forward black pupils.  The bottle sets on an unglazed raise circular foot ring.  Foot base interior is glaze with no mark.  Bottle interior is also completely glazed.
Green jade stopper with tortoise shell collar and ivory spoon.  Bottle height is 6.6 cm without stopper.

Period: Republican period (1912-1949) or later. 

Condition: Very good.  Bottle surface is crisp with an unabraided glossy finish.

The heaped translucent overglaze can be seen and felt in the areas of the dragon's face and body, and is significantly air-bubbled due to glaze thickness and the need for the air (i.e., actually water and other gases) to escaping during the firing process.  The effect creates a the three dimensional feel and roughness along the scaled body of the dragon.   

All comments, added value information, and differences of opinion are welcome.   Charll

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Charll K Stoneman, Eureka, California USA, Collector Since 1979.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 06:25:05 am »

I think it is very nice bottle Charll.  And as usual, a wonderful and very observant description !
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 05:15:31 pm »

Dear Charll, 

    Well done description. Pretty bottle.
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Joey Silver, collecting snuff bottles since Feb.1970

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